Women's softball fought hard in losses to undefeated Regina
By Joy Foreman
The Briercrest women's softball team had another beautiful, clear September evening to host a double header in Moose Jaw. This time they faced WCSA leading University of Regina Tuesday, Sept 22, falling 15-2 and 16-1.
The University of Regina Cougars came out looking strong in game one of the doubleheader tonight, coming out to an early 3 – 0 lead. Unforced errors in the field came back to haunt Briercrest as pitcher Laura Vogt battled on the mound against Regina’s strong offense. Despite strong pitching, the Regina Cougars scored eight runs in the 3rd inning. Not willing to give up, Kenzie Derdall stood her ground at the plate and hit a triple to start Briercrest’s rally in the bottom of the third, resulting in two runs before the end of the inning . Coach Pagens made a couple defensive changes in the 4th inning and the women responded well, only allowing two more runs in the next two innings. Laura Vogt threw a total of 119 pitches over 5 innings in the 15 – 2 loss.
The Briercrest team came out much stronger in game two of the doubleheader this evening. Coach Pagens changed the defense in the field and put the strong combination of catcher Jessica Bailey and pitcher Kenzie Derdall to start the game. The team battled hard and allowed just one run in each of the first three innings. In the bottom of the 3rd, Derdall battled a full count at the plate for an RBI to make it a 3-1 game. In the 4th inning, the defense struggled against the strong offense of the University of Regina Cougars and several errors proved to be costly for the young Briercrest team, resulting in seven runs that inning. The game ended with a score of 16 -1 after five innings of play. Derdall’s strong pitching rewarded her with only 2 earned runs despite the lopsided score.
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